Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
. i'm mark mark kelly in for frank. >> i'm michelle griego time is 6:33. president obama and three of his predecessors are heading to south africa to attend tomorrow's memorial for nelson mandela. kpix 5's cate cauguiran joins us now from the news room with more on the week of events in honor of the civil rights legend. >> more than 50 heads of state will be in attendance making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. south african police officers are tasked with ensuring it is a secure memorial. 11,000 soldiers have been deployed around the country to protect those mourners. about 80,000 people are expected to attend and the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of keeping so many dignitaries, safe. the week long events honoring the anti-apartheid leader kicked off yesterday with the national day of prayer. at one ceremony, mandela was remembered by the man who succeeded him as south africa's president. >> what he and his generation were able to do, to memorialize millions of our people to engage i
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am PST
's kicking off a three-week media blitz to get people to sign up. >> you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but -- we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> president obama took on the republican critics of the bill yesterday. he said they want it to fail. republicans say the law is flawed. >>> a site with the web address similar to the california health exchange is linked to state republicans. this is what the website looks like. its url is close to the coveredca.com. they call it a resource guide on the affordable care act but critics call it deceptive saying the look-alike site discourages people from enrolling. 80,000 californians have signed up through the real affordable healthcare exchange. today kpix 5 is gathering experts from "covered california" for a healthcare consumerwatch hotline. reps are going to be here at kpix 5 all day today to answer your questions. just call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at 1-888-5-helps-u. >>> for the first time this week, stock futures are heading higher. wendy gillette of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us with the latest from wall street.